- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - The Navajo Nation is expanding low-cost veterinary care in response to a spill of millions of gallons of toxic wastewater at a Colorado gold mine that sent pollutants downstream.

The Daily Times in Farmington (https://bit.ly/1JvKQp4) reported Friday that the Navajo Veterinary and Livestock Program is opening up free blood testing and examinations for cattle and sheep at least 2 years old.

Officials are offering the service to any ranchers and farmers with livestock living along the Animas and San Juan rivers.

The animals may have drunk from the rivers at the time of the spill.

Tribal veterinarian Scott Bender says all testing and exams will be done at the Navajo Veterinary Clinic in Shiprock.

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contractor accidentally triggered the August spill.


Information from: The Daily Times, https://www.daily-times.com

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